Cyanogen to continue working with YU even after stock Android phone’s release


A partnership currently exists between Cyanogen and Micromax’s Indian-based YU brand. The agreement formulated at the close of 2014 gave Micromax exclusive access to Cyanogen’s software in India to be implemented in future YU phones. But the Yuphoria that was released earlier this year shipped with stock Android, leaving behind any traces of Cyanogen OS. Fear not, though, as Cyanogen says everything is fine and the two parties will continue to working together.

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Sony bolsters its growing image sensor business by acquiring Softkinetic Systems


Sony may be considering the future of its mobile division, according the latest reports, but it’s image sensor business is a rising star, generating much-needed profits. It’s doing so well, that its even helping to cover Sony’s losses in its mobile and television divisions. It should come as no surprise then that the Japanese company is bolstering its image sensor business with the purchase of Belgian image sensor technology company, Softkinetic Systems.

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[TA Deals] iBlazr 2 Flash Bundle (Multiple Colors)


Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that our smartphones have become the dominant method in taking photographs in the last decade. For the average person, that is.

For professional-level photography, there are quite a few more things needed in order to achieve that grade of pictures. Different lenses, film over digital in some cases, and flash set ups for example, and over the years we’ve seen a lot of peripherals made for smartphones in order to bridge that gap.

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Google Fiber subscriptions still small, but potential lurks


With more than half a dozen Google Fiber markets currently under development, a new study looks at how Google Fiber is performing in the initial markets in terms of attracting customers to choose Google Fiber over other options. Bernstein Research conducted a door to door survey in Kansas City where they determined Google had signed up around 20% of the homes they passed within a year of launch. Bernstein says this is “putting it well on the way to exceed 40% of homes passed and realize attractive ROIs.” Read more